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Graduate Audition & Interview Dates 2022-2023

Auditions and interviews will be held in both in-person and virtual formats for the coming season. Our in-person auditions/interviews are being offered in accordance with the University of Michigan’s current COVID-19 safety guidelines; should these guidelines change at any time, we will be sure to promptly communicate any subsequent changes in plans. For programs who have the option to audition/interview virtually or in person, candidates will be given full and equal consideration regardless of which format is chosen.

 

Upon receiving an invitation to audition/interview, you will have the opportunity to register for your preferred date (and format, when applicable). Our in-person audition days will be held at limited capacity.

 

Detailed Audition Information

Auditions and interviews will be scheduled after a successful review of an applicant’s complete application materials, submitted no later than the application deadline. All audition invitations with date confirmations will be sent via email on a rolling basis. Be sure to review your program’s audition and pre-screening requirements before submission.

About ten days before your audition, you will receive an email confirming your audition details (date, time, location, and/or Zoom meeting information when applicable).

Rescheduling Policy

We understand that sometimes things happen, but whenever possible please let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend your audition/interview. If you ask to reschedule, we will do our very best to accommodate you but understand it may not always be possible.

If you have questions about your audition and/or interview, please contact Joshua Bolton (smtd.auditions@umich.edu) (734.763.6677).

Please refer to the audition dates for your instrument or voice.

  • Composition
    • Doctoral
      Friday, January 27 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 10 (in person)
    • Masters
      Friday, January 27 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 10 (in person)

  • Conducting: Band/Wind Ensemble
    • Doctoral
      Arranged Individually
    • Masters
      Arranged Individually
  • Conducting: Choral
    • Doctoral
      Arranged Individually
    • Masters
      Arranged Individually
  • Conducting: Orchestral
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters 
      TBD

  • Dance
    • MFA
      Tuesday, December 13 – online interview as a component of prescreening
    • Wednesday and Thursday, January 11 and 12 – in-person audition by invitation

  • Entrepreneurship & Leadership
    • Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship & Leadership
      Arranged Individually

  • Jazz 
    • Masters 
      Thursday, January 19 (in person)
      Friday, January 20 (in person)
      Thursday, February 2 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
    • DMA
      Closed for 2023

  • Music Education
    • Doctoral
      Monday, January 23 (online/Zoom)
      Monday, January 30 (online/Zoom)
    • Masters (Academic Year)
      Monday, January 9 (online/Zoom)
    • Masters (Summer)
      Monday, March 6 (online/Zoom)

The PhD in Music Theory does not have an interview component. For the PhD in Composition & Music Theory, see the Composition dates above.

The PhD in Ethnomusicology and the PhD in Musicology do not have an interview component.

The dates below are representative of the Organ department’s in-person audition dates, as well as online interview dates for those who elect to submit a recorded audition.

  • Organ
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 10
      Friday, February 17
    • Masters
      Friday, February 10
      Friday, February 17
  • Sacred Music 
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 10
      Friday, February 17
  • Carillon 
    • Masters
      Friday, February 10
      Friday, February 17
  • Harpsichord 
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 10
      Friday, February 17
    • Masters & Specialist
      Friday, February 10
      Friday, February 17

  • MA in Media Arts 
    Friday, February 3 (in person OR online/Zoom)
  • PhD in Performing Arts Technology
    Friday, February 10 (in person OR online/Zoom)

  • Collaborative Piano
    • Doctoral
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 17 (in person)
      Saturday, February 18 (online/Zoom)
    • Masters & Specialist
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 17 (in person)
      Saturday, February 18 (online/Zoom)
  • Piano Performance
    • Doctoral
      Wednesday, February 22 (in person)
      Thursday, February 23 (in person)
      Friday, February 24 (in person)
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 2 (in person)
      Thursday, February 9 (in person)
      Friday, February 10 (in person)
  • Piano Pedagogy & Performance
    • Doctoral 
      Thursday, February 16 (in person OR online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 17 (in person OR online/Zoom)
    • Masters
      Friday, January 27 (in person OR online/Zoom)

  • Cello
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist 
      Thursday, February 2 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
      Saturday, February 4 (in person)
  • Double Bass
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 2 (in person)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
      Sunday, February 5 (online/Zoom)
  • Harp
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist 
      TBD
  • Viola
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist 
      Thursday, January 26 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, January 27 (in person)
      Saturday, January 28 (in person)
  • Violin
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist 
      Tuesday, February 21 (online/Zoom)
      Wednesday, February 22 (in person)
      Thursday, February 23 (in person)
      Friday, February 24 (in person)

  • Voice
    • Doctoral
      Saturday, February 18 (in person)
    • Masters & Specialist 
      Friday, January 13 (in person)
      Friday, January 20 (in person)
      Friday, January 27 (in person)
      Friday, February 3 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 10 (in person)

  • Bassoon
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist 
      Thursday, January 26 (in person)
      Friday, January 27 (in person)
      Thursday, February 2 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
  • Clarinet
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist
      Friday, January 27 (in person)
      Thursday, February 2 (online/Zoom)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
  • Euphonium
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 2 (in person)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
      Saturday, February 4 (online/Zoom)
  • Flute
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Wednesday, February 1 (online/Zoom)
      Thursday, February 2 (in person)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
  • French Horn
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 9 (in person)
      Friday, February 10 (in person)
      Thursday, February 16 (in person)
      Friday, February 17 (online/Zoom)
  • Oboe
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist 
      Thursday, January 26 (in person)
      Friday, January 27 (in person)
      Friday, February 3 (online/Zoom)
  • Percussion 
    • Doctoral
      Thursday, January 26 (in person)
      Thursday, February 9 (in person)
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, January 26 (in person)
      Thursday, February 9 (in person)
  • Saxophone
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 2 (in person)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
      Friday, February 17 (in person)
      Saturday, February 18 (online/Zoom)
  • Trombone
    • Doctoral
      CLOSED
    • Masters & Specialist 
      TBD
  • Trumpet
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist
      TBD
  • Tuba
    • Doctoral
      TBD
    • Masters & Specialist
      Thursday, February 2 (in person)
      Friday, February 3 (in person)
      Saturday, February 4 (online/Zoom)